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Going rate??
#1
runninpony 
Whats the going rate for a full console  complete and in good shape?
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#2
runninpony 
I've seen up to 500 bucks for a complete and restored full console. Back in the day a guy traded me a full console for a gas tank I had sitting around!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#3
I believe a new one is around $700.00 from a couple of the vendors.
Thanks, Jay
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#4
I found mine on ebay for about $150.  It had some damage on the front surface of the console box (the previous owner of the car had added lights and switches to make it look like the Diamonds Are Forever car - otherwise, it was in really good shape), but the seller was honest about it, had a great story on his ebay write-up, and also surprised me by sending along a complete console box in case I wanted to perform surgery.  Once I removed the lights and switches, I noticed that the holes were close enough together for my purposes: restomod with the controls for the power windows right where the console damage was - I just reshaped the holes into something that the power window switches would fit into and made it work.

Then I cleaned up the console and repainted it with some SEM Interior Black to match the rest of the trim, and all is good!

If you don't mind searching around and possibly dealing with and/or repairing some minor damage, there are some less expensive consoles to be found.

Eric

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#5
I do rework consoles and sell them. You have to watch out on ebay if the console has been painted in the past I do not even consider them. Also if they look milky that is ArmorAll being slathered on for years. You will have a tough time getting any finish to stick.
I have sold a couple consoles on ebay and the buyers wanted original not redone and they paid $550. Clock worked and had decent ash tray and lid and not cracked anywhere.
When you put the console in never tighten the screws down tight. The ABS plastic gets very brittle with age.
If a console has repairs then the price will drop but never sold one for less than $350.
The clock is the thing that is getting difficult to find that works. The wire harness is different for a Cougar also. It has an additional light for the ash tray that Mustang did not have.
If you have a manual transmission you should have a plastic plate that goes around the boot. They repo them but made the wrong, lol, imagine that. Pic is what original looks like.
It costs a lot to ship one also around $100. I use USPS and I go to furniture store and get double walled cardboard and make the huge box. You have to stretch wrap the console to prevent scuffing. I fill plastic grocery bags with packing peanuts to protect it. I have sent two to California with no issues.
The chrome around the shift insert is always bad on old ones they do make new panels. Daniel Carpenter makes new lids for the box and they match perfect. He also makes the ash trays I believe.
You can fix the flocking in the box with stuff from Eastwood.
I found a guy once that had I think 8 in his garage. I had gone to pick up a car from his son in law. He asked me if I was interested in any parts. I bought the best 5 of them and he only wanted $45.00 each. So you never know what you might find.
Also consoles from desert or California are usually junk because of sun baking them. Much better in the snowy north east.
You can make your own repair plastic by taking an old ABS part and grind it up and put small amount of acetone on it and it melts. You can fill in defects. I use an old busted grill for mine. You need to reinforce behind split screw holes with fiberglass mat and epoxy also. Most of the crews cannot be seen when installed also.
When you install wire brush the screw threads really good and apply bar soap or candle wax to them to help prevent pulling threads out of the carpet. I do not even screw mine in it just sits there, lol.
The clock show in one console is actually from a Mustang II and is same mounting and same lights as stock one. So an alternate to look for. The Cougar harness is shown in one picture also.
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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#6
(01-25-2019, 10:17 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: When you install wire brush the screw threads really good and apply bar soap or candle wax to them to help prevent pulling threads out of the carpet. I do not even screw mine in it just sits there, lol.
HA!  That's how mine's currently "installed" as well.   thumb

Eric

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#7
(01-25-2019, 10:17 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I do rework consoles and sell them. You have to watch out on ebay if the console has been painted in the past I do not even consider them. Also if they look milky that is ArmorAll being slathered on for years. You will have a tough time getting any finish to stick.
I have sold a couple consoles on ebay and the buyers wanted original not redone and they paid $550. Clock worked and had decent ash tray and lid and not cracked anywhere.
When you put the console in never tighten the screws down tight. The ABS plastic gets very brittle with age.
If a console has repairs then the price will drop but never sold one for less than $350.
The clock is the thing that is getting difficult to find that works. The wire harness is different for a Cougar also. It has an additional light for the ash tray that Mustang did not have.
If you have a manual transmission you should have a plastic plate that goes around the boot. They repo them but made the wrong, lol, imagine that. Pic is what original looks like.
It costs a lot to ship one also around $100. I use USPS and I go to furniture store and get double walled cardboard and make the huge box. You have to stretch wrap the console to prevent scuffing. I fill plastic grocery bags with packing peanuts to protect it. I have sent two to California with no issues.
The chrome around the shift insert is always bad on old ones they do make new panels. Daniel Carpenter makes new lids for the box and they match perfect. He also makes the ash trays I believe.
You can fix the flocking in the box with stuff from Eastwood.
I found a guy once that had I think 8 in his garage. I had gone to pick up a car from his son in law. He asked me if I was interested in any parts. I bought the best 5 of them and he only wanted $45.00 each. So you never know what you might find.
Also consoles from desert or California are usually junk because of sun baking them. Much better in the snowy north east.
You can make your own repair plastic by taking an old ABS part and grind it up and put small amount of acetone on it and it melts. You can fill in defects. I use an old busted grill for mine. You need to reinforce behind split screw holes with fiberglass mat and epoxy also. Most of the crews cannot be seen when installed also.
When you install wire brush the screw threads really good and apply bar soap or candle wax to them to help prevent pulling threads out of the carpet. I do not even screw mine in it just sits there, lol.
The clock show in one console is actually from a Mustang II and is same mounting and same lights as stock one. So an alternate to look for. The Cougar harness is shown in one picture also.
[Image: DSC-0329.jpg]

[Image: DSC-2064.jpg]



[Image: 100-3329.jpg]

[Image: 100-3330.jpg]

[Image: 100-3333.jpg]

So David ... Two companies made them ... what's wrong with them one brand repro on the left, original in the middle, other brand repro on the right
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#8
(01-25-2019, 06:50 PM)OMS Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 10:17 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I do rework consoles and sell them. You have to watch out on ebay if the console has been painted in the past I do not even consider them. Also if they look milky that is ArmorAll being slathered on for years. You will have a tough time getting any finish to stick.
I have sold a couple consoles on ebay and the buyers wanted original not redone and they paid $550. Clock worked and had decent ash tray and lid and not cracked anywhere.
When you put the console in never tighten the screws down tight. The ABS plastic gets very brittle with age.
If a console has repairs then the price will drop but never sold one for less than $350.
The clock is the thing that is getting difficult to find that works. The wire harness is different for a Cougar also. It has an additional light for the ash tray that Mustang did not have.
If you have a manual transmission you should have a plastic plate that goes around the boot. They repo them but made the wrong, lol, imagine that. Pic is what original looks like.
It costs a lot to ship one also around $100. I use USPS and I go to furniture store and get double walled cardboard and make the huge box. You have to stretch wrap the console to prevent scuffing. I fill plastic grocery bags with packing peanuts to protect it. I have sent two to California with no issues.
The chrome around the shift insert is always bad on old ones they do make new panels. Daniel Carpenter makes new lids for the box and they match perfect. He also makes the ash trays I believe.
You can fix the flocking in the box with stuff from Eastwood.
I found a guy once that had I think 8 in his garage. I had gone to pick up a car from his son in law. He asked me if I was interested in any parts. I bought the best 5 of them and he only wanted $45.00 each. So you never know what you might find.
Also consoles from desert or California are usually junk because of sun baking them. Much better in the snowy north east.
You can make your own repair plastic by taking an old ABS part and grind it up and put small amount of acetone on it and it melts. You can fill in defects. I use an old busted grill for mine. You need to reinforce behind split screw holes with fiberglass mat and epoxy also. Most of the crews cannot be seen when installed also.
When you install wire brush the screw threads really good and apply bar soap or candle wax to them to help prevent pulling threads out of the carpet. I do not even screw mine in it just sits there, lol.
The clock show in one console is actually from a Mustang II and is same mounting and same lights as stock one. So an alternate to look for. The Cougar harness is shown in one picture also.
[Image: DSC-0329.jpg]

[Image: DSC-2064.jpg]



[Image: 100-3329.jpg]

[Image: 100-3330.jpg]

[Image: 100-3333.jpg]

So David ... Two companies made them ... what's wrong with them one brand repro on the left, original in the middle, other brand repro on the right
[Image: 001.jpg]

The recess on the square end should not be there. I sold the one in pic to a member recently and I have a couple more and none have the recess. Two were 72 and one a 73. 4 speed and 3 speed is same.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#9
David, the two ears creating the recessed area is correct 
That plate with ears is used on all 3 and 4 speed manual FULL console cars.
The factory workers trimmed off the two ears if the plate was installed on a cars with the small
mini console and 3 or 4 speed manual cars. As the ears would interfere with the ash tray operation.
They just modified it to clear the ash tray.

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#10
(01-25-2019, 09:46 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: I found mine on ebay for about $150.  It had some damage on the front surface of the console box (the previous owner of the car had added lights and switches to make it look like the Diamonds Are Forever car - otherwise, it was in really good shape), but the seller was honest about it, had a great story on his ebay write-up, and also surprised me by sending along a complete console box in case I wanted to perform surgery.  Once I removed the lights and switches, I noticed that the holes were close enough together for my purposes: restomod with the controls for the power windows right where the console damage was - I just reshaped the holes into something that the power window switches would fit into and made it work.

Then I cleaned up the console and repainted it with some SEM Interior Black to match the rest of the trim, and all is good!

If you don't mind searching around and possibly dealing with and/or repairing some minor damage, there are some less expensive consoles to be found.

Also got mine on eBay a few years ago for around $150 intact.
Tried to paint mine and after about a year or so the paint began
to bubble and peal off.  I was told that was caused by someone
in the past using Armour All on the console.

mike
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